Black Ops, deadly toxins, and explosions sound like a great action thriller, but when you throw in the fragile tendrils of new love yet to be acknowledged, you also have the makings of a solid, romantic suspense. Part of Ford’s assignment on this operation for Alliance is to keep tabs on Shay, the cousin of the man who created the toxin that will decimate humanity if it’s not found before being sold. Ford doesn’t even try to fight the attraction between him and Shay. She is still overcoming a huge betrayal from a previous relationship, and is only looking for a good time with no strings attached. Both get more than they bargain for when Shay is suddenly pulled into the mayhem of the search for the toxin, and they both have to acknowledge the very real, very deep feelings they have for each other.
HelenKay Dimon has written a great first installment for a new series, Bad Boys Undercover. You will love the good guys, and be itching to take out the bad guys yourself. The plot moves at a reasonable pace. There is also great character development, which allows readers to emotionally invest in them. Playing Dirty is great, non-sappy romantic suspense.